We all have that magical number in mind, but when it comes to weight loss, overnight miracles aren't on the menu–but your health is. Experts agree that losing 1–2 pounds a week is healthy, so keep that in mind when you set your weight loss goals and expectations. You may lose more in your first few weeks on the program, but slow and steady wins the race!
Simply choose which 28-Day program is right for you. If customization is available, you can choose the ready-to-go or frozen foods you'd like to eat from our incredible variety of great-tasting entrees and snacks. Everything will arrive on your doorstep, ready for you to begin losing weight.
Your food will arrive along with a Welcome Kit featuring your Personalized Daily Planner. This planner outlines your daily meals and guides you on how to proceed with your program day to day. The Nutrisystem® program is very easy to follow: for each meal, you start with a Nutrisystem® entree, add-in a few grocery items such as PowerFuels, SmartCarbs, vegetables and other fresh items as explained in your planner, and you're ready to go. You eat often throughout the day to help keep you feeling full between meals. And since all of our meals are perfectly portioned®, there are never any calories or points to count–just great-tasting food that's ready to go when you are. To make organizing your food as easy as possible, each item is color-coded: breakfast items are labeled with blue, lunches are orange, dinners are red and desserts are purple. We recommend starting your plan after you have organized your food, gone grocery shopping, and read the program materials so you're prepared and ready to go!
All of your Nutrisystem® entrees will be color-coded and labeled as breakfast (blue), lunch (orange), dinner (red) or snack/dessert (purple). You'll also receive:
As a VIP member, you can also use our online meal planner at online.nutrisystem.com or on your mobile device. If you have additional questions regarding what to eat after reviewing the contents of your first Nutrisystem® order, please contact our counselors who will be happy to help.
Your meal plan has been designed to give you all the essential nutrients needed for optimal nutrition as well as for sensible weight loss. Please be sure to eat all the food that is recommended on your program. Failure to follow the program protocol and eat all of the food recommended may involve the risk of developing serious health complications. Please contact a counselor if you need to adjust your meal schedule.
The Nutrisystem® program combines Nutrisystem® foods with fresh grocery items for a healthy, balanced diet. Because fruits and vegetables offer nutrients, vitamins and minerals that are essential to optimal health, our program does promote eating at least 4 servings of veggies and 1-2 servings of fruit as part of your SmartCarb™ servings each day. In fact, because vegetables are such an important part of a healthy diet, many are available in unlimited quantities. If you feel it may be a struggle for you to get all of these fruit and vegetable servings in, contact one of our counselors who can provide you with strategies that work with your lifestyle and food preferences.
Water needs vary by individual. We recommend six to eight 8 oz. glasses or 48-64 oz. of water daily.
For current Nutrisystem customers, you can track your water intake in the My Program section of the member site. You'll have access to our full range of online tools and trackers, including one to log your water.
After you log in to Nutrisystem Members, click My Program then click the Log Water icon. From there you can click one virtual glass for each real glass of water you drink throughout the day.
Your Nutrisystem foods do not need to be refrigerated (with the exception of Nutrisystem® Select® items, which must remain frozen). While many of the Nutrisystem entrees look a lot like frozen entrees, they're actually sealed through a "soft canning" process which locks in nutrition and taste. That way, you get fresh-tasting foods that don't require refrigeration, and are ready to go whenever and wherever you are.
The Nutrisystem® program provides approximately 65-70% of your daily calorie needs. To complete your Nutrisystem® program, you will need to add in additional grocery items including vegetables, fruit, and low fat dairy and protein choices. We have grouped these grocery additions into 3 simple categories called PowerFuels, SmartCarbs and Vegetables. Descriptions of these food can be found in the Personalized Daily Planner, which will arrive with your first order. You can also check out our list of recommended grocery additions to learn more.
Yes, you can alter the times of your meals, as well as your non-Nutrisystem grocery add-ins and snacks, as long as you include all the foods in your meal plan to continually fuel your body throughout the day. Visit the Discussion Boards at www.online.nutrisystem.com or contact a counselor for more suggestions on rearranging your meal plan.